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  • Atayef

    10th June 2017

    Its mid Ramadan already...wow...did time fly by or what?!!! And though its mid Ramadan...the kind of sweets in Ramadan will remain the main hero...did you guess what the name of this dish is? YUP...Atayef...its the one dessert that is technically associated with Ramadan for some reason and people don't enjoy eating it anytime during the year except for this time and are never tired of eating it every single day for 30 days straight!!!In Jordan you can find it in every single bakery...its very cheap and I don't usually make it at home...not that it is difficult but rather ...why bother if the ready made ones are just as good and very very affordable. However, I understand that many of my readers are living abroad and don't have an easy access to the delicious dough pan cake look alike. Yes another example of how there are so many similar recipes

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  • Lugaimat

    9th June 2017

    In Ramadan we love fried desserts soaked with sugary syrup...why? I guess we feel since we didn't eat all day long that we have every right and excuse to indulge in these syrupy super sweet desserts. Usually we love them in winter too...the excuse?! Its too cold and we need sugar to stay warm...as I said its only an excuse....Today's recipe is another proof of how every country and region have the same form of food but with a different twist, sauce, and of course name. So for today's dessert there are other forms of things like it...donut holes, fritters, beignets...etc. The recipe for today is one of the most popular desserts in Ramadan. It comes with different recipes, fillings, sauces and names. Its rounded in shape and deep fried. In the Middle East we tend to call it "Awameh", and some call it "Zalabia", however today's recipe is the

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  • Layali Lubnan Tart & Kale salad with Tahini Dressing

    6th June 2017

    Busy days here in my kitchen...with the catering business picking up as it is the food season after all...I have been making a lot of delicious desserts and catering for Iftar food in addition to the frozen items like Kubbeh and other...So I promised a recipe every day and I haven't kept my promise so far...therefore, I will make up and for the past two days and post two recipes today...a delicious dessert, a very healthy salad  that you will just love...Let's get started...The salad recipe is non typical...its a kale salad with a Middle Easter Twist...Kale Salad with Tahini dressingIngredients:1 bunch (pack of kale) washed, dried and roughly chopped10 cherry tomatoes halved1 large cucumber sliced1 can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and dried3/4 tsp cumin1/2 tsp paprikaSalt, pepper2 Tb EVOOA dash of sumaq (Middle Easter spice that is know for its sour taste and burgundy color)For the sauce:1 Green onion

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  • Baklawa pie; 2 ways

    3rd June 2017

    Ramadan Kareem to all of you ..yes it has been 7 days since the start of Ramadan and my stupid laptop is finally up and running....sigh!!! I mean I have so many things I wanted to post and share from day one and now it seemed that 7 days have passed by and here I am ... sigh again!!!Never mind, it is never too late to catch up. I have prepared few things to share with all of you including how I prepare for the first day of Ramadan (well never mind that it is the 7th day!!!!) I will be sharing a small cute video...hopefully in the next couple of days after I finish putting it together...So let me cut down to the chase and share with you what is my plan...its going to be intense but hopefully you will forgive my late start this way!!!Starting today I will

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  • Vegetarian Spaghetti sauce with Zatar and Olives (Video) & my second post on how to weekly cook: Freezer meals.

    30th April 2017

    Over a week ago I started a post on how do I plan my weekly cooking for all of you working moms out there. I promised to give this topic its time by dividing the points I want to highlight into 5 different posts.How to start cooking for one week? I covered this in my last post; click on it for the link.Freezer meals Today's topicMaking the best out of your cooking timeHow to prepare side dishes that require immediate preparationPlanning school lunchesSo if you have been reading my blog, you know that I am not a big fan of freezer meals, however they do come in handy when needed. The most important thing is to take care of the following when freezing any meals and to invest in some equipment to ensure that your meals stay as fresh and prevent any spills, freezer burns or change in color or

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